Shawn Presnell

Sales Manager
NMLS # 35032
State Lic MI #35032
Shawn is the preferred lender for hundreds of home owners and Real Estate Agents in Southeast Michigan. With over a decade of experience, Shawn brings an expertise that will make the difference in your mortgage. Whether you’re looking to purchase your first home or refinance with a specialty product, you’ll quickly see why his clients describe him as “a fantastic lender,” “extremely knowledgeable,” and “excellent to work with.” In today’s market, many lenders are offering similar products – but it’s the people that make a difference. If you want to be educated about your mortgage, prepared in advance for a smooth closing, or just want a lender who always answers when you call - look no further. Take a look at his 5 Star reviews, and call Shawn today.

Academy is a direct lender, which means that Shawn's Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in house; all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, Shawn and Academy Mortgage of Ann Arbor have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Shawn will be in control of your loan file from start to finish, and he will be up—to—date on the status of your loan at all times. He understands the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commits to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice.

Put Shawn to the test Let him show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

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How much home can I afford?

This calculator computes the most expensive house you can buy, based on the highest payment you can afford.


How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment?

Increasing your payment will reduce the principal on your mortgage, the total amount of interest you’ll pay, and the number of payments.

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Shawn, did a wonderful job for us. Friendly and answered all my questions, very helpful. Ken did a nice job as well.

—Anita Heady

The people at Academy were extremely knowledgeable and totally professional, yet very approachable.

—Philip Himebaugh

Everyone involved was great and timely!

—Dwight Davis

Shawn Presnell and his whole team are great.

—Chantell Monette

Shawn and his team exceeded my expectations and made the process as smooth as possible

—Theodore Church

You and your people at Academy mortgage made the home buying experience seem simple you guys are great and i would recommend you to everyone i know that is looking to buy a house.

—Brian Triplett

Very impressed with Shawn and his team. I never felt ignored, on the contrary, always answered and reacted to my concerns as well as my client's needs. Shawn took care of it while I was on the phone with him. I highly recommend Shawn and his team.

—Andy Sabbagh

It was quick, easy and professional

—Jill Adams

Shawn Presnell and team did an amazing job of keeping everyone updated in a timely way. It was a very smooth transaction!

—Cindy Edelen

I was so impressed with how Shawn Pernell took care of my clients. He went ABOVE and BEYOND to status all involved, closed on time and even had my clients excited to work with him. The best way to describe how he works is "WOW". I appreciate his high level of professionalism, knowledge, outstanding services, quality and making this whole loan experience fast and efficient. Shawn is an Asset to Academy Mortgage.

—Pearl Weddle

I want to thank Shawn, Tiffany, and Ken as well as everyone behind the scenes for their patience and help through the mortgage process. Very easy and informative for a first time home buyer.

—Charles Spencer

Shawn made myself and my families dreams come true. I can't thank him enough

—Curters Deramus

The whole staff that worked me did a outstanding job

—Timothy Rollins

Shawn and his team moved swiftly and efficiently through the entire mortgage process. I would highly recommend the Academy team.

—Harry Torigian

They were fantastic during the entire journey

—John Fall

The team I worked with at Academy were very helpful and kept me updated every step of the way. They made the first time home buying experience less scary and stressful, everyone was so nice! Thank you all, you are wonderful!

—Amanda Kurzyniec

With the detail and process that came along with our mortgage, we couldn't have asked for a better team helping us out

—Danielle Katulski

Everyone was good to work with and very helpful

—Luis Rosado